Saturday, October 27, 2012

Margaret Osborne duPont dies at age 94

Margaret Osborne duPont, one of the greatest women's tennis champions in history, died Wednesday in El Paso, Texas. Osborne duPont was 94 years old.

Osborne duPont, who never entered the Australian Open, won 37 majors in singles, doubles and mixed doubles. Six of those titles were won in singles play (two French Open, one Wimbledon, three U.S. Open). Osborne duPont also had a perfect record in both singles and doubles during 20 consecutive years of Wightman Cup play.

Osborne duPont held the year-end number 1 ranking on four occasions. She was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1967.

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